Oct 4, 2012 3:00am PDT
of the night. >> romney: congratulations to you, mr. president on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. congratulations. >> bill: there you go. >> a rare moment of real, genuine humor from romney bot. >> bill: it was downhill from there. we're going to have a lot of help getting through the debate. all of you, of course, again your calls at 1-866-55-press. diana, congresswoman from colorado will be joining us as well as dennis van roekel, the president of the national education association. a lot of talk about education last night. a lot of talk about teachers lately. dennis van roekel here to talk about it this morning. we'll talk to reporters on the scene in denver, here in washington, d.c. who have been covering the campaign and covering the debate and take your call. but first... >> this is the "full court press." >> bill, the biggest news in washington yesterday was not the debate. it was not that the nationals won their final game of the season.
Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
night. romney was introduced by bill marriott -- >> of the marriott marriotts. >> stephanie: chairman of the marriott. don't most of us have -- our own large hotel chains. >> also a member of the lds church. >> stephanie: chairman of marriott internationals who tried to humanize his friend. >> stop it. >> stop it. >> stephanie: seriously, all of you stop it. >> ann: stop it. >> stephanie: by telling a story. you ready for this, jim? tell me if you've heard this. >> i will be utilizing humor, i should let you know. >> stephanie: this is a hoot. hang on. by telling the story of romney a few years ago while both were visiting their summer places on lake whatever in new hampshire -- >> lake win business aukee -- >> stephanie: who can't relate to this. when you're visiting your summer place. already, right their summer place is in new hampshire. he told of taking his grandchildren to town on his boat for ice cream. already can't relate. when he needed someone to help tie off the boat at the dock, they al
Oct 8, 2012 3:00am PDT
. >> bill: yeah. >> so it just shows unless -- for families that have five nannies, they night understand the value of that little tiny break. >> bill: another way of showing how he doesn't relate to average families. did romney get -- what do the polls show? did he get any bounce out of the presidential debate? >> it is looking that way, sure. the first polled a little bit -- the other ones are starting to tickle out, showing a little bit of movement in his way. these are bounces, though which is why they call them bounces. it is already coming back down -- the polls were moving in romney's direction a few days before the debate kind of that natural, kind of movement of polls post convention and this certainly accelerated it. so the jobs numbers probably helped slow the obama fall but now we move into another week people will be talking about biden, and then a couple of more with romney and obama. >> bill: yeah, i was surprised and impressed, i guess that obama proved -- so he didn't have a good night, we all know that, but i thought he bounced back pretty quickly th
Oct 5, 2012 7:00pm PDT
the contents of those comments. well, yesterday, surely as night turns to day, governor romney pulled yet another flip flop. so it is going to be really interesting to see how romney's new stance is going to go over with his big conservative donors and right-wingers. he says that he was wrong. so i want to turn to phoenix and "the war room"'s one and only tea party republican, j.d. hayworth. j.d. great to have you back inside "the war room." >> thanks, jennifer. good to be with you. >> jennifer: curious what was your reaction when you heard mitt romney had yet another change of heart. >> i wouldn't characterize it as that, i would characterize it as sometimes you have to explain yourself better, it's always dangerous when you explain yourself -- when you are explaining you are losing but it seems to be a clear differentiation where mr. romney made it very clear, there is a difference in people who don't support you electorally, there are places where i didn't get support -- >> what? >> i know it's shocking. and i dare say during your time as governor there were people
Oct 2, 2012 3:00am PDT
for congress ad last night. a little insurance just in case? and rum and coke writes mitt romney accuses barack obama of wasting money on high-speed rail projects and soul train. very funny. i want to let y'all know i will be guest hosting joy behar's show "say anything" tomorrow on current. we will be having a very good political debate including rick unger of forbes and i'll be covering the convention -- the debate tomorrow with vice president gore for current and my own new weekly series so that happened which is a week in review show launches on current tv. currently, i'm really just all over current. i'm like the giving tree for current. i have my limbs my trunk my branches. i will be taking your calls when we come back. "buzzfeed" political reporter mackay coppins for my money knows more about mitt romney than any other journalist. he will be joining us right after the top of the hour. this is the "bill press show." [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> john: good morning. this is the "bill press show." coming to you on current tv.
Oct 3, 2012 3:00am PDT
happening tonight in america, as they say debate night in america! we are going to be -- we are going to be talking about the debates for the rest of the show. barack obama and mitt romney, the rumble in the rookies. >> did you just make that up? because i love it. the rumble in the rockies. >> somebody will be talking about the meltdown in the mile high city tomorrow. we'll just keep the i il lit reaction going. i've been on the show before, seen a bunch of these debates. there's a debate about the debates going on about whether or not debates matter. do you think debates matter? call here at 866-55-press. give us a call, let us know, do you think that debates matter? >> this morning as we talk about debates, i can't help thinking about what's going on with mitt romney right now, mitt romney running for president and for most of his campaign been talking about one single issue the economy the economy, the economy. >> i think president obama is talking about something else that's bigger, leadership. mitt romney hasn't been talking about leadership. the thing that happens in these deba
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
. good morning congresswoman. what was your impression of last night? >> i thought governor romney came across as very aggressive but he was really saying the same thing that he has been saying all along. i'm not going to put everything on the table and have a comprehensive solution to our economic problems because heaven forbid we would raise taxes on people making over $250,000. >> stephanie: right. >> he said he would repeal obamacare, and this is what i have been hearing in congress too, repeal and replace, but they forget the details of the replace. >> stephanie: exactly. >> we're not going to cut defense spending but don't you worry, we're going to balance the budget. i think the president was trying to explain why we have worked hard to stabilize the economy and now what he is going to try to do for the middle class in the next four years. so pundits are saying maybe he should have challenged governor romney more or whatever i -- i think that -- that he was trying to lay out his own plan is what i think happened. >> stephanie: right. did you feel like -- th
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
romney has had several different positions so even if he takes a very clear position tomorrow night, that's going to be a different position from the one he took three months ago or three years ago. >> eliot: i also want to challenge the premise of your position. not that we're trying to jump on you from both sides. the public has been more forgiving of president obama because they understand the trend line. the action d said unemployment 8.1 but they remember it was at 10 and when george w. bush was president and left office, we were losing jobs at 750,000 per month. so i think rather than the absolute number, the trend line and the sense of confidence, it maybe confidence overstates it. it states they're coming back as in the benefit for the president. >> just like jill biden said today, the middle class has been buried for the first four years. first time i've ever agreed with joe biden. the gdp was revised downward from 1.7% growth to 1.3%. we know that another million one trillion was added to the federal debt in